Michael Bivins Says Bobby Brown Should've Never Been Voted Out Of New Edition

Michael Bivins recently appeared on the “My Expert Opinion Show” and said that Bobby Brown should’ve never been voted out of New Edition.

We did have a vote, and even the way that vote is – is stories behind that vote and…

The vote should’ve never happened.

It ain’t even worth a conversation.

Michael Bivins felt like Bobby was too young at the time to get voted out of the group. 

Mike told a story about how he and Bobby got into a fight early in their careers because Bobby laughed at him after a car ran over his foot.

It was in L.A. in Glendale… It was when the car ran over my foot for real. We got to the hotel and boop, boop, boop, boop… And in the parking lot, we get in the lobby… 

A car ran over my foot, and he laughed… And I, you know, ‘F**k you!’… And I’m cursing, and we getting in, and I’m elbowing.

Cause all five of us would sit in the back seat. So, as soon as the door opened, bah, bah, bah!… We in the parking lot and then we get in the lobby, I’m trying to throw the candy machine on him, but that motherf**ker is too heavy.

And then we go up in the room… We go up in the room, and I’m trying to pick up a 50-pound dumbbell…. You know the “Telephone Man” video?… Y’all ever seen that?…

Big dude, Carlil, he from Newark, and, um, he punches me, boom! Knocks me into the wall, baw! I’m hitting the door. I go down, Bob’s laughing again.

So, he laughing… Me and my Leo sh*t, I’m getting mad… So, Carlil use to cut our hair, I grab the scissors, I’m trying to get at him… Carlil punch me again, boom!

…And I feel out, and they sat me. 

They put me in this place, The Oakwood, for two f***ing weeks, by myself. 

And I’m just sitting in this room, and they just, you know, ‘Yo, we need to kick Mike out, this ***** is crazy,’ you know, calling my mom… no, this real talk, two weeks, two weeks I’m by myself, right?….

And they’re having their conversation. I’m having no contact with these ******, and then one day I get the call and they like, ‘You can come back around.’

And I go in the studio, and it’s “The Telephone Man” song. Ray Parker never gave up my talking spot, you know, and he went in, he said, ‘Mike, I got a part for you.’

But, I ain’t seen my ****** in two weeks so, I’m here, they here, I guess they was waiting for me to say I’m sorry, they not saying nothing to me, but they were receptive.

And I found out, um, Bob, um, told the managers, ’Nah, don’t kick Mike out. I said I know he wild out and tried to get at me, but he didn’t get at me.’

So he stood ground for me while I didn’t for him.

Reportedly, the group voted Bobby Brown out in 1985 because of behavioral problems.

Bobby’s solo career started in 1986, and Johnny Gill joined New Edition in 1988.

Watch the clip of the Michael Bivins interview from the “My Expert Opinion Show” below:

Mike Bivins also spoke on an altercation he had with Bobby onstage, and how Bobby s solo career got started, watch the clip below:

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  1. You live and you learn, but without all that in between, would we have had the Bobby Brown experience like we did? Or the phenomenon that new edition is today? I’d say they weathered the storm!

  2. We all have things we regret in our lives but things always play out the way it’s supposed to. But the one thing that stood out in the article was when Michael said Bobby stood up for him but he did t do the same for Bobby. Some things tend to stay on our conscious for a long time.

  3. We all carry regrets, yet life unfolds as it’s meant to. What resonated from the article was Michael’s admission that while Bobby defended him, he didn’t reciprocate for Bobby. Some actions weigh on our conscience for years. But I’m glad everyone still gets along.

  4. Hindsight can be 20/20. Like he said they were young and listening to others. I love their music and Bobby Browns solo music. Good music and great times.

  5. Everything happens for a reason. Being kicked out the group opened the door for him to go solo. He had a pretty good run as a solo artist. The good thing is that they’re on good terms and doing well in their lives/careers. The tour seemed to be a success. Us fellow Bostonians will forever love Bobby Brown and New Edition. We love Johnny too even though he isn’t from here lol.

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